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TILLAMOOK Right on the shores of Tillamook Bay off Highway 101, Tillamook is central to Oregon’s dairy industry. A million visitors a year tour the Tillamook Cheese Factory where they learn about cheese production, dairy farming, and get to sample many varieties of cheese, including the famous squeaky cheese. Visitors can enjoy the Dairy Festival and Rodeo in June, North Coast Seafood Festival and Mayors Ball in October, and Holiday Bazaar in November and December. Outdoors recreation includes fishing, hiking, boating, and hang-gliding. For more information, contact: Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce 3705 Highway 101 North | Tillamook, Oregon 97141 503-842-7525, tillchamber@oregoncoast.com www.tillamookchamber.org TROUTDALE Just outside the Gresham-Portland area, this town is situated at the confluence of the Sandy and Columbia Rivers. Fishing, wind surfing, wineries, a vibrant downtown, and family parks are part of the fabric of Troutdale. Annual events include SummerFest in July, Cruise-In in August, and Holiday Open House the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. For more information, contact: West Columbia Gorge Chamber Of Commerce 226 W. Historic Columbia River Hwy Troutdale, Oregon 97060 503-669-7473 info@westcolumbiagorgechamber.com www.westcolumbiagorgechamber.com TUALATIN Just ten miles from Portland, this bustling suburban community has the friendliness of a small town. Visitors will find a vibrant arts community, such as the summer outdoor concert series as well as live theater, a popular crawfish festival in August, a Giant Pumpkin Regatta in October, and Starry Nights and Holiday Lights in December. For more information, contact: Tualatin Chamber of Commerce 81719 SW Martinazzi Ave. | Tualatin, Oregon 97062 503.692.0780, www.tualatinchamber.com VERONIA Veronia is halfway between the Oregon coast and Portland, as well as thirty minutes from the Columbia River. This small community is well known for its Pioneer Museum which is popular for tourists in the summer months. Likewise, visitors can explore miles and miles of scenic countryside, logging trails, managed forests, and mountain streams. Oregon State Flower ©James De Mers 28 30 WARRENTON Near the northwest tip of Oregon, between the ocean and the mighty Columbia River, Warrenton is a historically significant OREGON TRAVEL AND RECREATION GUIDE